Post # 1
When doing the toasts, who usually goes first? We have the two Fathers plus the Best Man and Maid of Honor…
Also, we’re having the families introduced during the reception. Do people usually say each person’s first and last name? And the bride’s family usually goes first, right??
Post # 3
I would think the Best Man and/or the Father of the Bride makes the first toast.
For being introduced into the reception, yes, both first and last name and typically they do (at least to the wedding’s I’ve attended) the Parents of the Bride, the Parents of the Groom, then the wedding party: “Bridesmaid Sarah Snow, escorted by Groomsman, Eric Tree.”
Post # 4
My dad is going to speak first, since they’re technically “hosting” the event. Then the best man, then FFIL/FMIL, then Maid/Matron of Honor. I’m not sure if this is proper, but that’s how we’re doing it!!
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant
I would say the person hosting goes first. We gave the maid of honor the choice of going first or second relative to the best man. She wanted to go first. I would at least ask your speakers if they had a preference. That might make the decision even easier.
Post # 6
Thanks! The two dads both want to go first. I actually asked my Maid/Matron of Honor if she had a preference on when she’d like to speak and I got a kinda nasty remark about what I’m “supposed” to do. I guess trying to be nice and see what she was most comfortable with was the wrong thing to do according to her. =/
Post # 8
Is one or the other sets of parents hosting the wedding? Or helping you with costs? In that case I’d have that father go first, then the other, then Maid/Matron of Honor and finishing off with the Best Man. But it’s whatever works best for you. I’ve seen toasts done many different ways in terms of who spoke when – I don’t believe there’s a “right” way to do it.